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Parktown Boys' High School
Parktown Boys' High School
Parktown Boys' High School
is a public high school for boys in Parktown, a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. One of the oldest and most respected schools in Johannesburg,[1] the school is consistently rated as among the best performing schools in South Africa, as well as in Africa.[2][3] Parktown Boys' sister school is Parktown High School for Girls, in Parkview, Johannesburg. Parktown Boys' has a rich history which includes the use of boaters (called 'bashers'), a distinctive red and black uniform, school songs, and particularly 'Parktonian' language which has evolved over the years. The school motto is 'Arise' ('Surgite' in Latin).[4] The original school buildings have provincial heritage sites status.[5]Contents1 History 2 Headmasters2.1 Current Headmaster 2.2 Previous Headmasters 2.3 T.P
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Johannesburg
Johannesburg
Johannesburg
(/dʒoʊˈhænɪsbɜːrɡ/; Afrikaans: [jʊəˈɦanəsbœrχ]; also known as Jozi, Joburg and Egoli) is the largest city in South Africa
South Africa
and is one of the 50 largest urban areas in the world.[8] It is the provincial capital and largest city in Gauteng, which is the wealthiest province in South Africa.[9] While Johannesburg
Johannesburg
is not one of South Africa's three capital cities, it is the seat of the Constitutional Court. The city is located in the mineral-rich Witwatersrand
Witwatersrand
range of hills and is the centre of large-scale gold and diamond trade.[citation needed] The metropolis is an alpha global city as listed by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network
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Scotland
Scotland
Scotland
(/ˈskɒtlənd/; Scots: [ˈskɔtlənd]; Scottish Gaelic: Alba
Alba
[ˈal̪ˠapə] ( listen)) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.[16][17][18] It shares a border with England
England
to the south, and is otherwise surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea
North Sea
to the east and the North Channel and Irish Sea
Irish Sea
to the south-west. In addition to the mainland, the country is made up of more than 790 islands,[19] including the Northern Isles
Northern Isles
and the Hebrides. The Kingdom of Scotland
Kingdom of Scotland
emerged as an independent sovereign state in the Early Middle Ages
Early Middle Ages
and continued to exist until 1707
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Gauteng
Gauteng
Gauteng
(/ɡɔːˈtɛŋ/; Sotho pronunciation [xɑ́úˈtʼèŋ̀]), which means "place of gold", is one of the nine provinces of South Africa. Situated in the Highveld, Gauteng
Gauteng
is the smallest province in South Africa, accounting for only 1.5% of the land area.[3] Nevertheless, it is highly urbanised, containing the country's largest city, Johannesburg, its administrative capital, Pretoria, and other large areas such as Midrand
Midrand
and Vanderbijlpark
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Rhodes Scholars
The Rhodes Scholarship, named after the Anglo-South African mining magnate and politician Cecil John Rhodes, is an international postgraduate award for students to study at the University of Oxford.[1] It is widely considered to be one of the world's most prestigious scholarships.[2] Established in 1902, it was the first large-scale programme of international scholarships,[3] inspiring the creation of a great many other awards across the globe (such as the Fulbright
Fulbright
program, Marshall Scholarship, and the Gates Cambridge Scholarship). As elaborated on in his will, Cecil Rhodes' goals in creating the Rhodes Scholar
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Independent Examinations Board
The Independent Examinations Board, or IEB, is a South African independent assessment agency which offers examinations for various client schools, mostly private schools. It is most prominent in setting examinations for the school-leaving National Senior Certificate, or NSC (which replaced the Senior Certificate and Further Education and Training Certificate) for its client schools. See High school: South Africa; Matriculation in South Africa. The IEB exams are considered by many teachers, parents, students and universities, both within South Africa
South Africa
and abroad, as a more challenging and comprehensive assessment than the State NSC. Students with excellent IEB results have been accepted to Ivy League
Ivy League
and Oxbridge
Oxbridge
institutions without taking further requirements such as A-levels. (SATs (or ACTs) are required for all major U.S
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Scrabble
Scrabble
Scrabble
is a word game in which two to four players score points by placing tiles bearing a single letter onto a board divided into a 15×15 grid of squares. The tiles must form words which, in crossword fashion, read left to right in rows or downwards in columns, and be defined in a standard dictionary or lexicon. The name is a trademark of Hasbro, Inc. in the United States and Canada; outside these two countries it is a trademark of Mattel
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Springbok
The springbok (/ˈsprɪŋˌbɒk/; Antidorcas marsupialis) is a medium-sized antelope found mainly in southern and southwestern Africa. The sole member of the genus Antidorcas, this bovid was first described by the German zoologist Eberhard August Wilhelm von Zimmermann in 1780. Three subspecies are identified. A slender, long-legged antelope, the springbok reaches 71 to 86 cm (28 to 34 in) at the shoulder and weighs between 27 and 42 kg (60 and 93 lb). Both sexes have a pair of black, 35-to-50 cm (14-to-20 in) long horns that curve backwards. The springbok is characterised by a white face, a dark stripe running from the eyes to the mouth, a light-brown coat marked by a reddish-brown stripe that runs from the upper fore leg to the buttocks across the flanks, and a white rump flap. Active mainly at dawn and dusk, springbok form harems (mixed-sex herds)
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Waterpolo
Water polo
Water polo
is a competitive team sport played in the water between two teams. The game consists of four quarters, usually of eight minutes, in which the two teams attempt to score goals and throw the ball into their opponent's goal. The team with the most goals at the end of the game wins the match. Each team is made up of six field players and one goalkeeper. Except for the goalkeeper, players participate in both offensive and defensive roles. the goal keeper is allowed to use 2 hands at all times. Water polo
Water polo
is typically played in an all-deep pool seven feet (or two meters) deep. Special
Special
equipment for water polo includes a water polo ball, which floats on the water; numbered and coloured caps; and two goals, which either float in the water or are attached to the side of the pool. The game is thought to have originated in Scotland in the late 19th century as a sort of "water rugby"
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Potchefstroom High School For Boys
Potchefstroom
Potchefstroom
High School for Boys is a high school situated in Potchefstroom, South Africa. It is one of the oldest schools in South Africa.[1]Contents1 Historical Perspective1.1 School History 1.2 Past Headmasters2 Schooling2.1 Academics 2.2 Sports 2.3 Cultural3 Alumni3.1 Old Boys Society 3.2 Notable Alumni4 References 5 External linksHistorical Perspective[edit] School History[edit] With the Transvaal under British control, Lord Milner, the Colonial Secretary at the time created educational facilities (known as the Milner Schools) for English-speaking pupils. The site for the school had been an infamous concentration camp during the 2nd South African War. The first school on the land was for the children interned in the camp
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National Anthem
A national anthem (also state anthem, national hymn, national song, etc.) is generally a patriotic musical composition that evokes and eulogizes the history, traditions, and struggles of its people, recognized either by a nation's government as the official national song, or by convention through use by the people. The majority of national anthems are marches or hymns in style. The countries of Latin America, Central Asia, and Europe
Europe
tend towards more ornate and operatic pieces, while those in the Middle East, Oceania, Africa, and the Caribbean
Caribbean
use a more simplistic fanfare.[1]Contents1 Languages 2 History 3 Usage 4 Creators 5 Modality 6 See also 7 References 8 External linksLanguages[edit] A national anthem is most often in the national or most common language of the country, whether de facto or official, there are notable exceptions
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Flower Of Scotland
"Flower of Scotland" (Scottish Gaelic: Flùr na h-Alba) is a Scottish song, used frequently at special occasions and sporting events. Although there is no official national anthem of Scotland, "Flower of Scotland" is one of a number of songs which fulfil this role, along with the older "Scots Wha Hae", and " Scotland
Scotland
the Brave", amongst others.[1][2] Roy Williamson of the folk group the Corries wrote both the words and music for the song.[3] The lyrics refer to the victory of the Scots, led by Robert the Bruce, over England's Edward II
Edward II
at the Battle of Bannockburn
Battle of Bannockburn
in 1314.Contents1 Lyrics 2 Popular use 3 References 4 External linksLyrics[edit] The song was composed and is sung in English, typically with Scots pronunciation of a few words (e.g
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Auckland Park
Auckland
Auckland
Park is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. It lies on a gentle slope, and is in close proximity to the suburbs of Melville, Brixton, Westdene
Westdene
and Richmond
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Rugby Football
Rugby football
Rugby football
usually refers to rugby union or sometimes rugby league, which are both team sports, rugby union originating at Rugby School in Rugby, Warwickshire, and rugby league originating in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
West Yorkshire
after splitting and forming the Northern Union in 1896 (what is now known as rugby league). The first rugby match in North America
North America
was played between McGill University
McGill University
and Harvard University. The champion of the match between both McGill and Harvard received the Covo cup. Rugby football
Rugby football
(both league and union) is one of many versions of football played at English public schools in the 19th century, along with association football.[1]. Although rugby league initially used rugby union rules, they are now wholly separate sports
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Referee
A referee or simply ref is the person of authority in a variety of sports who is responsible for presiding over the game from a neutral point of view and making on-the-fly decisions that enforce the rules of the sport, including sportsmanship decisions such as ejection
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Braai
Barbecue
Barbecue
varies by the type of meat, sauce, rub, or other flavorings used, the point in barbecuing at which they are added, the role smoke plays, the equipment and fuel used, cooking temperature, and cooking time. The meat may be ground, for hamburgers, or processed into sausage or kebabs
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